Welcome to the School of History

With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

For a full list staff and their areas of expertise please click here. Students are encouraged over a four year course to explore their interests before focussing in the final two years on specialist pathways. For our range of Undergraduate course please see here. We also offer a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level from Environmental History to the History of the Book. For the full range of our programmes see here.


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Medieval History Postgraduate Forum
Friday, 21 April
Spring Party
5.15 pm, New Seminar Room, St John's House

Early Modern and Modern History Postgraduate Forum
Monday, 24 April
Constantin Eckner,
“Emigrated Russian Intellectuals in Transit: Nikolai Berdyaev, the Perception of his Work, and the Political Culture of Germany and France between the World Wars”
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St. Katherine’s Lodge

Mediaeval Studies
Monday, 24 April
Professor Lars Boje Mortensen
(Syddansk Universitet)
Western Imperial Literature (c. 1050-1320): A Productive Object of Study?
5.15 pm, Old Class Library, St John's House

Institute of Intellectual History
Tuesday, 25 April

Susan Manly (St Andrews)
‘Maria Edgeworth as political thinker: government, rebellion and punishment'
5.15 pm, Room 1.10, St Katharine’s Lodge

Early Modern and Reformation
Thursday, 27 April
Ian Bradley and Douglas Galbraith (St Andrews)
‘Singing the Protestant Faith: the Musical Legacy of the Reformation’,
5.15 pm, Senior Common Room, St Mary’s College, to be followed by a reception in St John’s House

5th GRAINES summer school
Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 September
History and its sources - after the digital turn
Basel Graduate School
Call for Applications (With the following link) 

For full information about the seminar programme please click here